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American Players Theatre

5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green, WI 53588
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Spring Green
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: American Players Theatre is a professional, classical theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theater spaces, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through October, APT produces eight plays in rotating repertory – five Up the Hill and three in the Touchstone Theatre.Central to APT’s mission is a commitment to making these great works accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible as well as educating younger generations in the joys of these classic plays.With annual attendance of over 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $5 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a Brit, it took a little time to get used to Shakespeare with American accents, but that did not detract in any way from the excellent production of "Much Ado about Nothing". Had a great evening thanks to my friend in the US's recommendation.

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Milwaukee, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have attended since the early 90's when I took my preteen daughter to "Romeo and Juliet" -- the addition of the indoor Touchstone Theatre is great for more intimate shows.

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Northlake, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was easy to book a play, pick up tickets at will call and the short trek to the theater was fun! Nice little area to picnic pre-show and the little shop outside the actual theater had many beautiful items!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First time here to see Romeo and Juliet on a Saturday evening. Awesome venue and cannot wait to come back to see an afternoon show at the outdoor theater. Reasonable cost for such a quality production. Going to bring the kids next time!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been taking our kids to the APT yearly since they were 8 and 6 years old. This year it was just my 14 daughter and I, and it was an amazing experience, as it always is.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

American Players Theater (APT) in Spring Green, Wisconsin uses the headline 'Play in the Woods' in highlighting the setting and purpose of activities. Let me first confess my bias. I am a long-time supporter of APT. Long-time thru attending performances and following the theater beginning in 1983. Another bias is that the outdoor setting makes for wonderful theater. that's all... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been going to APT for 35 years and it just gets better and better - and I loved it the first time I went. They now have the bonus of a small indoor theatre as well as the large expansive outdoor amphitheater. Everyone that works there is friendly and will help in whatever way they can. The theater, of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bring a picnic for dinner before the play. The plays are always great: the acting is good, the theater is great, the ambiance is one of a kind. If you get rained out in the first half of the play, they will give you a refund or tickets to another play.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

APT's Up the Hill is an amazing outdoor venue for Shakespearen and classic productions. We enjoy a weekend of theater here every summer. On this visit we saw Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing, which were performed flawlessly. We have watched performances under the hot sun, drizzly skies, and starry nights. No matter what the weather, the actors... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great theater, beautiful setting; really not much more you could ask for. We saw a show in both the outdoor and indoor theaters, and both are great in their own way.

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